Angela Walkley

North America
South America
Spoken Languages

Angela Walkley accompanies people in North, Central and South America. She is passionate about increasing inclusion and access to people in South and Central America: “I commit to maintaining 50% of my Trainer Candidate list for people from Latin America and strive to include people from under-represented communities.” 

Angela has been a facilitator, mediator and activist for over 20 years and brought NVC into her work in 2004. 

She has led community-based processes and projects in India, Latin America and Canada’s far North, with a focus on bringing voices of under-served communities (such as Canada’s Indigenous communities and Ecuador’s marginalized communities) to the foreground. 

These projects included the development of national, provincial and municipal legislation/policies and practical projects in leadership development, capacity building, indigeneous self governance and community-based planning and management.

Angela’s journey with NVC has also been deeply personal. At a pivotal points of  crisis, NVC has continued to provide a way through to connection and hope.

She approaches her role as Assessor with a deep sense of humility with this work of being human and turning again and again to self empathy. She is guided by the words of mentor and colleague Penny Wassman: ‘How can I reach out to others if I am unwilling to reach into myself, unwilling to honour and experience this place of inner knowing?” 

Angela takes a community-based approach to assessment and draws people in who have a passion for working together to make an impact in the lives of individuals and to our collective existence.

Areas of Interest

Social Change
Spiritual Growth

Spoken Languages

Public Message

For over 20 years, Angela has facilitated groups through decision-making, conflict and personal change. She has held space for the exploration of the inner landscape, and has walked many miles with First Nations, Government, non-profit organizations, and community leaders striving to make decisions together for the future of their surrounding natural world and their communities.

As an Assessor, Angela focuses on building communities of inter-dependence and supporting individuals to both hone their NVC skills and bring their unique light forward.

Currently, Angela leads several long-term and annual programs, including: KILN, a program supporting NVC Trainer Candidates; WHEEL, a regional 9-month program for people inspired to provide empathy to those in need; The NVC Body and Mind Immersion at the Haven Retreat Centre; and the Gabriola NVC (all ages) Summer Camp.

She also offers training in facilitation and workshops for those deepening in NVC. Power and privilege and practices for supporting capacity development and shared power are topics of significant focus for Angela.

She has worked on leadership development projects in Canada's north, India, Ecuador and Mexico. And is passionate about finding ways to model innovative approaches to this topics in her own work.

Somatic awareness is a key part of Angela's offerings, integrating her knowledge of yoga and her experience of how somatic awareness has played out in her mediation of high conflict situations. She incorporates movement into her offerings and teaches yoga (Vijnana 800 hours) in her home community on Gabriola Island. 

When not in front of a group, Angela can be found slowly (sometimes painfully) developing a hobby farm on Gabriola, practicing yoga, dancing, painting and exploring hidden pockets in nature.